Green Trees and Blue Skies = A Day at the Park

We’ve been catching plenty of rays these days, so we decided to spend a sunny Sunday at the local park to gawk at ducks and watch my niece run around and chase her own shadow. Here’s a few snaps that I took, it doesn’t quite capture the fresh air and landscape the way I hoped, but you CAN see all the little spots that we discovered and the little secret greenery we found.

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My Week In Pictures: Birthdays, Luxurious Cake and Purple Lipstick

I’ve been having a purple lipstick week this week, which kind of puts me in an 80’s glam-pop star mood (kind of like Jem and the Holograms, which I used to read the comics of as a child). It also kind of feels appropriate with all the birthday cake and tea parties I’ve been having this week (which means I’ve consumed a lot of sugar this week, but hey, what  my dentist doesn’t know…)

I also went to see a good few films this week (X-Men and Godzilla, yaaay) which had plenty of action and blowing stuff up, so it’s been a pretty good week.

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Surreal Spring Blossoms

One of the things I like about my job is that even though it involves a lot of travelling around during the day, I see a lot of things around London which catch my eye, and which I wouldn’t normally see. And because it’s during the day, I get to enjoy the summery weather occasionally ( when I’m not behind the desk!)

These are some beautiful blossoms I saw yesterday while I was out, which I thought looked quite surreal and bright, partly because of their translucence and also they almost looked like paintings against such a blue sky. Although I love the bright colours of flowers which unfurl and grow in the summer, I also love the tree’s blossoms at the beginning of spring too, and it’s nice to see pink-and-white fluffy clouds floating in trees right now.

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Purple Ombre Flower Mondays

The weather the last few days have been beautiful. it’s finally shining brightly and there’s a nice cool breeze outside which we really have been making the most of (translation: we’ve been wandering around the garden and looking at my mum’s flowers). Here’s a pretty ombre-style purple-pink flower to start the week off, it caught my eye because of the pretty tones of pink, fuschia and lilac and also because the petals remind me of tissue paper.

Here’s hoping the week stays warm and not temperamental (last week we had all four seasons in a single day, sun, rain, wind and slight hailstone!) – Happy Monday everyone!

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Black Arum Lilies

Sounds like a quasi-romantic, depressing film title, right? No wait, that’s the Black Dahlia I’m thinking of. The Dragon or Black Arum lily is a beautiful version of the usual arum lily (one of my favourite flowers!) although it’s not quite black, with rich, deep purple tones and slight tints of indigo and red. I saw these a while ago and was pleasantly surprised that they’re not as depressing as they sound, they’re look beautifully elegant and would probably make a memorable and colourful bouquet!

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My Week In Pictures: New Year Sales, Scrumptious Food and Multi-Colours

I know New Year celebrations are well and truly over now, but the sales aren’t, and it hasn’t stopped us buying scrumptious food and looking at pretty things. Here’s a quick snapshop of my week this week, it’s not entirely reflective of the whole week (doesn’t have the boring office and commuting pictures, but hey, who needs to see that?) but here’s a few of the things I’ve been looking at (and eating), makes a nice colourful grid, doesn’t it?

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Cold Lakes and Sunny Skies

It may be sunny, but don’t be deceived by those bright yellow rays – it’s nearly 4 degrees outside and we’re all shivering away. Didn’t stop a bunch of students ‘studying’ out on the grass, which I thought made an interesting view (across the small canal that I was on the other side of).

It’s unlikely I’ll be seeing much greenery in the next few weeks, nor will I be visiting any parks any time soon, so here’s something to capture the very last of autumny-summer, especially now winter is really setting in!

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